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What are the symptoms of osteonecrosis of the jaw?

Osteonecrosis of the jaw is a rare but serious condition that involves severe loss, or destruction, of the jawbone. Symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Pain, swelling, or infection of the gums or jaw
  • Gums that are not healing
  • Loose teeth
  • Numbness or a feeling of heaviness in the jaw
  • Drainage
  • Exposed bone

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